25 STATE NORMAL SCHOOL.
Vocal Music. Instruction in the vocal music class will consist in reading the Scale, Sight Reading to enable the student to read at sight any of the simpler musical compositions, writing from sound, Choral work, Choir singing and Church music.
Two hours per week.
Musical Theory, Harmony, and Composition. This course will consist of
practical application of the principles of harmony as applied in actual composition;
theory of music. musical form, and expression ; practice in composition, criticism
of original work, vocal and instrumental.
Choral Society. This organization consists of the chorus with orchestra accompaniment. Two rehearsals per week will be given. One hour credit towards completing the Branch Normal School course will be given to those who do this work.
Piano. Students have opportunity to secure first class instruction on the piano and at a slight additional expense to the student the use of a piano at the school may be had for practice.
Mandolin and Guitar. A Mandolin and Guitar club will be organized and instruction to a limited number of students will be given on these instruments, but students are advised to take a better class of instrument.
Orchestra. Three practices a week.
Young people get acquainted with the best class of orchestral music and get a training which would cost them a great deal of money at other institutions.
A deposit of five dollars must be made to become a member of the orchestra.
Band. Three practices per week.
Young men who have ambition to become band leaders may develop themselves in that art in this organization. A deposit of five dollars must be made on entering the organization.
This course gives thorough instruction in the art of singing, including voice placing, breathing, tone production, phrasing, etc., and careful training in solo singing.